to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Dec 18, 2007

guns for tools, arms into art

Fiel dos Santos

The 16-year of Civil War in Mozambique left many weapons and mines in the country. A project was set up : guns-for-tools, transforming arms into tools so that people could pick up a normal life again. The dismantled weapons were given to an artists collective Nucleo de Arte that turned the arms into art.

In both of the sculptures on the pictures you can recognize butt ends of guns, bazooka's, pieces of landmines ...

Gonçalo Mabunda

pictures were taken in the Galerie 23 on the KNSM island in Amsterdam

Olga Dengo

And what do we spot here? the painting I liked so much during the Antwerp Open Studio days

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1 comment:

administrator said...

Beste Hilda,

Bedankt voor de mooie reacties op mijn werk. De tentoonstelling in Amsterdam werd wegens succes verlengd tot eind januari 2008. Mensen kunnen ook altijd een kijkje nemen op mijn website

Groetjes, Olga Dengo